Re: large-file FS IS ALREADY DONE (smugfs)

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 21 May 1998 19:30:29 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 21 May 1998, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > OK, let's start with the design constraints for such an FS:
> Did you take a look at smugfs by mj? I think that most of this is
> already done.

I haven't actually read the code or tried it, but I
did follow the discussions closely.

> > - directories should be kept out of the way of files
> Not sure how it does this one. I'm not sure if smugfs even supports
> directories :-).

It doesn't. If we are serious about large-file filesystem
support, we probably shouldn't snip my design constraits
and get the coding bulldogs out :-)

Of course, we should reuse as much of ext2 as posssible,
since that means bugfree, fast and nonbloating code.

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